PROVO, UTAH

General Information
The largest city in the county and the third largest in the state, Provo has received widespread attention for economic growth, high-tech enterprises, and a great quality of life. “Preserving a Quality Lifestyle” is more than a city slogan, but a way of doing things. This is reflected in events like America’s Freedom Festival, BYU Sports, the Greater Provo Open, and the Ben Hogan Tournament. During the 1990’s, Money magazine rated Provo in their top twenty best places to live, and other publications like Forbes, Fortune, Business Week, and the L.A. Times have printed stories on Provo’s positive business growth and lifestyle. Provo is the home of Brigham Young University, the largest church-related private university in the nation. Provo was also a venue for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games and hosted the Ironman triathalon in 2002.

Provo’s population grew an average of 1.9% each year from 1990 to 2000. Provo’s population is young, with a median age of 22.9, and its households are small, with 3.32 the average household size.

Zip Codes
84601, 84604, 84606

Statistics & Facts
The population of Provo is approximately 108,177 (2002).
The approximate number of families is 24,578 (1990).
The amount of land area in Provo is 100.019 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 5.538 sq kilometers.
Provo is positioned 40.24 degrees north of the equator and 111.64 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Provo elevation is 4,549 feet above sea level.

Location
Provo location: Only about 40 miles south of Salt Lake City on I-15

Provo, Utah Library
The Provo City Library
425 W. Center St., call us at (801) 379-6650

Provo Visitors Bureau
Utah Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
51 South University Ave., Ste. 110
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: 801-370-8393
Toll-free: 800-222-8824
Fax: 801-370-8050

Provo, Utah Community Events
Annual Event – June 14 to July 4

Flag Day to Independence Day
Place: Provo, Orem, Utah County
Time: Various times
Sponsored by: America’s Freedom Festival, Inc
One of America’s largest Independence Celebrations. More than 30 events over a 21 day period highlight the founding of the United States of America. 25 events are free to the public, 5 events are participant entry-fee based, and two events are ticketed admission. More than 400,000 people participate in one or more of the events. The purpose of the festival is to educate, entertain and involve the community in honoring our nation. The Stadium of Fire spectacular is the anchor event of the festival with more than 50,000 people filling BYU’s Cougar Stadium. Information on the festival can be obtained by calling the festival office (801) 370-80523. This is an annual event always starting on Flag Day (June 14) and ending on Independence Day (July 4)

Provo, Utah Chamber Of Commerce
51 South University Ave., Suite 215
Provo, Utah 84601
(801) 379-2555
Fax: (801) 379-2557
E-mail: info@thechamber.org

Provo, Utah Newspaper
The Daily Herald Newspaper
1555 N Freedom Blvd
Provo, UT 84604-2519
Phone: 801-373-5050

Provo, Government
The official government website for Provo, Utah
The Provo Parks & Recreation Department
24 hour taped information – 801 379-6060

Brigham Young University BYU
The Best School on Earth.  www.BYU.edu

Utah County Info
Utah County Website
100 East Center Street
Provo, UT 84601
Phone: (801)370-8000

Geography
The geography for Provo is Provo is at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in the area known as the “mountainland region.” The mountains spread out to the west into rolling hills and flatter areas with Utah Lake a prominent feature.

Climate & Weather
The climate for Provo is moderate. There are 10 to 20 inches of snowfall per year with much more great “Utah” snow in the mountains to enjoy.
Provo average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year
Provo average annual snowfall is 10-20 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 21 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 83 degrees F.

Provo, Utah History
Provo was named for the French-Canadian explorer, Etienne Provost. He, with his party, explored the area in 1825. He named the river here for himself, calling it the Provo River. Settlers from Salt Lake City came here in 1849 due in part to the reports from his explorations. By 1875, the railroad had connected Provo with Salt Lake City. Brigham Young University was established only two years later, in 1877, to help train teachers for the Mormon communities. It has become one of the largest private universities in the world with over 28,000 students from all over the globe. Provo is a cultural and educational hub for this area of the west. Provo is the Utah County Seat.
The settling of Provo: 1825

Date of Incorporation: April 3, 1849

Did You Know?
One of the first ordinances approved in 1851 required all men to spend one day a month constructing city roads or face a stiff fine.

Recreation   Crime  
Baseball Diamonds 7 Aggravated Assault 45
Bowling Alleys 1 Arson N/A
Covered Picnic Facilities 16 Auto Theft N/A
Golf Courses 3 Burglary 414
Indoor Facilities N/A Larceny N/A
Parks 28 Murder 0
Rodeo Grounds N/A Rape 34
Soccer/Football Fields 1 Robbery 19
Swimming Pools 4    
Tennis Courts 15    
Other: 1 public library, 2 ice rinks
 
       
Median Age: 22.9   Household Size: 3.32  

Largest Employer: Brigham Young University: 14,870 employees

State Rank by Population: 3

Political Profile
Out of the 41,242 registered voters, 29,965 cast ballots in the 2000 November election.

Sources: Provo City, Utah County Elections, Assessors Office, U.S. Census, “Utah Place Names,” by John Van Cott.

Amelia Earhart Elementary School

Address:
2585 W 200 S
Provo, UT
84601
Phone Number: (801) 370-4630

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Statistics for Amelia Earhart Elementary School:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 573
Number of Teachers: 23.50
Teacher to Student Percent: 24.40
Male: 296
Female: 277
Native American: 3
Asian: 23
Black: 7
Hispanic: 74
White: 466
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 107
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 47
Migrant Students: 0

Canyon Crest Elementary School

Address:
4664 N Canyon Road
Provo, UT
84604-5429
Phone Number: (801) 221-9873

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Statistics for Canyon Crest Elementary School:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 536
Number of Teachers: 27.50
Teacher to Student Percent: 19.50
Male: 272
Female: 264
Native American: 3
Asian: 13
Black: 2
Hispanic: 17
White: 501
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 46
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 17
Migrant Students: 0

Centennial Middle

Address:
305 E 2320 N
Provo, UT
84604-5814
Phone Number: (801) 370-4621

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Statistics for Centennial Middle:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 07
High Grade: 08
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 759
Number of Teachers: 38.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 20.00
Male: 361
Female: 398
Native American: 10
Asian: 24
Black: 5
Hispanic: 83
White: 637
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 182
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 51
Migrant Students: 0

Center For Hs Studies

Address:
243 E 2320 N
Provo, UT
84604-2562
Phone Number: (801) 374-4840

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Statistics for Center For Hs Studies:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 09
High Grade: 12
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 47
Number of Teachers: 2.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 23.50
Male: 11
Female: 36
Native American: 5
Asian: 0
Black: 0
Hispanic: 16
White: 26
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 9
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 3
Migrant Students: 0

Dixon Middle

Address:
750 W 200 N
Provo, UT
84601-1246
Phone Number: (801) 374-4980

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Statistics for Dixon Middle:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 07
High Grade: 08
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 609
Number of Teachers: 35.50
Teacher to Student Percent: 17.20
Male: 309
Female: 300
Native American: 10
Asian: 30
Black: 5
Hispanic: 124
White: 440
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 233
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 72
Migrant Students: 0

Edgemont Elementary School

Address:
550 E 3600 N
Provo, UT
84604-3020
Phone Number: (801) 221-9984

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Statistics for Edgemont Elementary School:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 445
Number of Teachers: 22.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 20.20
Male: 244
Female: 201
Native American: 0
Asian: 22
Black: 2
Hispanic: 14
White: 407
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 51
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 33
Migrant Students: 0

Farrer Middle

Address:
100 N 600 E
Provo, UT
84606-3315
Phone Number: (801) 374-4970

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Statistics for Farrer Middle:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 07
High Grade: 08
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 552
Number of Teachers: 33.40
Teacher to Student Percent: 16.50
Male: 278
Female: 274
Native American: 6
Asian: 36
Black: 2
Hispanic: 99
White: 409
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 165
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 76
Migrant Students: 0

Franklin Elementary School

Address:
350 S 600 W
Provo, UT
84601-4273
Phone Number: (801) 374-4925

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Statistics for Franklin Elementary School:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: Yes
Title 1 School Wide: Yes
Number of Students: 585
Number of Teachers: 27.90
Teacher to Student Percent: 21.00
Male: 303
Female: 282
Native American: 2
Asian: 33
Black: 2
Hispanic: 204
White: 344
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 281
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 80
Migrant Students: 0

Grandview Elementary School

Address:
1591 N Jordan Ave
Provo, UT
84604-2328
Phone Number: (801) 374-4905

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Statistics for Grandview Elementary School:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 538
Number of Teachers: 26.30
Teacher to Student Percent: 20.50
Male: 294
Female: 244
Native American: 5
Asian: 21
Black: 1
Hispanic: 86
White: 425
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 127
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 59
Migrant Students: 0

Heritage Yic

Address:
5600 N 450 W
Provo, UT
84604
Phone Number: (801) 226-4600

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Statistics for Heritage Yic:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 07
High Grade: 12
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 8
Number of Teachers: 1.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 8.00
Male: 4
Female: 4
Native American: 0
Asian: 0
Black: 0
Hispanic: 0
White: 8
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 0
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 0
Migrant Students: 0

Independence High

Address:
636 N Independence Ave
Provo, UT
84601-1300
Phone Number: (801) 374-4920

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Statistics for Independence High:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 09
High Grade: 12
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 306
Number of Teachers: 18.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 17.00
Male: 192
Female: 114
Native American: 12
Asian: 14
Black: 1
Hispanic: 71
White: 208
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 169
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 36
Migrant Students: 0

Joaquin Elementary School

Address:
550 N 600 E
Provo, UT
84606-1911
Phone Number: (801) 374-4940

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Statistics for Joaquin Elementary School:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: Yes
Title 1 School Wide: Yes
Number of Students: 467
Number of Teachers: 25.50
Teacher to Student Percent: 18.30
Male: 248
Female: 219
Native American: 14
Asian: 23
Black: 2
Hispanic: 247
White: 181
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 267
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 45
Migrant Students: 0

Maeser Elementary School

Address:
150 S 500 E
Provo, UT
84606-4720
Phone Number: (801) 374-4945

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Statistics for Maeser Elementary School:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: Yes
Title 1 School Wide: Yes
Number of Students: 515
Number of Teachers: 24.50
Teacher to Student Percent: 21.00
Male: 262
Female: 253
Native American: 20
Asian: 14
Black: 2
Hispanic: 185
White: 294
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 226
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 63
Migrant Students: 0

Oak Springs School – Elem/sec

Address:
1300 E Center
Provo, UT
84601-3554
Phone Number: (801) 344-4650

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Statistics for Oak Springs School – Elem/sec:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 02
High Grade: 11
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 46
Number of Teachers: 8.50
Teacher to Student Percent: 5.40
Male: 28
Female: 18
Native American: 1
Asian: 0
Black: 0
Hispanic: 2
White: 43
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 0
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 0
Migrant Students: 0

Oakridge School

Address:
1165 Birch Lane
Provo, UT
84604-3628
Phone Number: (801) 374-4915

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Statistics for Oakridge School:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: UG
High Grade: UG
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 54
Number of Teachers: 16.70
Teacher to Student Percent: 3.20
Male: 27
Female: 27
Native American: 0
Asian: 3
Black: 0
Hispanic: 4
White: 47
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 22
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 1
Migrant Students: 0

Provo High

Address:
1125 N University Ave
Provo, UT
84604-3409
Phone Number: (801) 373-6550

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Statistics for Provo High:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 09
High Grade: 12
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 1807
Number of Teachers: 90.60
Teacher to Student Percent: 19.90
Male: 893
Female: 914
Native American: 27
Asian: 83
Black: 7
Hispanic: 249
White: 1441
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 409
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 184
Migrant Students: 0

Provost Elementary School

Address:
629 S 1000 E
Provo, UT
84606-5204
Phone Number: (801) 374-4960

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Statistics for Provost Elem Sch:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 502
Number of Teachers: 25.50
Teacher to Student Percent: 19.70
Male: 253
Female: 249
Native American: 16
Asian: 15
Black: 8
Hispanic: 111
White: 352
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 144
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 52
Migrant Students: 0

Rock Canyon Elem Sch

Address:
2405 N 650 E
Provo, UT
84604-4062
Phone Number: (801) 374-4935

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Statistics for Rock Canyon Elem Sch:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 559
Number of Teachers: 25.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 22.40
Male: 274
Female: 285
Native American: 6
Asian: 18
Black: 9
Hispanic: 25
White: 501
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 87
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 28
Migrant Students: 0

Slate Canyon Dtn Home

Address:
1991 S State
Provo, UT
84606
Phone Number: (801) 374-4830

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Statistics for Slate Canyon Dtn Home:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 06
High Grade: 12
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 66
Number of Teachers: 5.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 13.20
Male: 59
Female: 7
Native American: 4
Asian: 0
Black: 0
Hispanic: 4
White: 58
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 63
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 0
Migrant Students: 0

Sunset View Elementary School

Address:
525 S 1600 W
Provo, UT
84601-3930
Phone Number: (801) 374-4950

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Statistics for Sunset View Elementary School:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 704
Number of Teachers: 30.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 23.50
Male: 368
Female: 336
Native American: 3
Asian: 24
Black: 0
Hispanic: 125
White: 552
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 191
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 108
Migrant Students: 0

Timpanogos Elementary School

Address:
449 N 500 W
Provo, UT
84601-2643
Phone Number: (801) 374-4955

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Statistics for Timpanogos Elementary School:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: Yes
Title 1 School Wide: Yes
Number of Students: 564
Number of Teachers: 29.50
Teacher to Student Percent: 19.10
Male: 299
Female: 265
Native American: 17
Asian: 16
Black: 6
Hispanic: 226
White: 299
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 314
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 67
Migrant Students: 0

Timpview High School

Address:
3570 N 650 E
Provo, UT
84604-4620
Phone Number: (801) 221-9720

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Statistics for Timpview High School:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: 09
High Grade: 12
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 1764
Number of Teachers: 71.70
Teacher to Student Percent: 24.60
Male: 915
Female: 849
Native American: 26
Asian: 86
Black: 6
Hispanic: 191
White: 1455
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 325
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 96
Migrant Students: 0

Wasatch Elementary School

Address:
1080 N 900 E
Provo, UT
84604-3537
Phone Number: (801) 374-4910

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Statistics for Wasatch Elementary School:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 540
Number of Teachers: 23.00
Teacher to Student Percent: 23.50
Male: 285
Female: 255
Native American: 2
Asian: 35
Black: 6
Hispanic: 31
White: 466
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 98
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 43
Migrant Students: 0

Westridge Elem Sch

Address:
1720 W 1460 N
Provo, UT
84604-2258
Phone Number: (801) 374-4870

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Statistics for Westridge Elem Sch:

School District: Provo School District
County: Utah
Low Grade: KG
High Grade: 06
Locale: Mid-Size City
Charter: No
Magnet: No
Title 1 School: No
Title 1 School Wide:
Number of Students: 789
Number of Teachers: 34.80
Teacher to Student Percent: 22.70
Male: 406
Female: 383
Native American: 2
Asian: 30
Black: 10
Hispanic: 118
White: 629
Number of Students Receiving Free Lunch: 148
Number of Students Receiving Reduced Lunch: 116
Migrant Students: 0

Provo City Website: www.provo.org

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